Orla M First timer 5K - finished in 33:12. Ran steady splits of 6+ minutes. Next quest to do it in under 30.
Running a 5k is an excellent goal for new runners, and a great entry point distance into what can seem like a daunting sport. The 5k (3.1 miles) is the perfect distance for first-timers - and is a great milestone for any runner to have achieved. Start increasing the amount of time you're running for, building up to the full distance. Good luck!
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“Forgot to update, but I ran my first 5K (The Color Run) back in August. Completed the run in about 25 mins and was in the first 30 people to complete it! :D Going to get back into working towards my next race...let's get that time down! :D”
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Bethany Megan W I plan on doing a 5k rainbow run with my sister the day after my 21st birthday, we will see how that goes :')
Mark H The last time I ran a 5km race was on Christmas eve 2014 and as there aren't many of these around I plan to either run it in training or find a cross country race to do this again this year
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Brandy C I'm looking forward to my 1st 5K this Saturday. So nervous and excited all at the same time. Can't wait to mark this challenge Complete:)
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i like this plan too. haven't done any running in yrs, but i have been cycling alot for the last 3 months. winter is coming in, evenings are getting dark so i'm going to mix up my indoor cycle training with some jogging. i hope :-)
Kylee F First official 5K done! I think The Color Run was a good choice for a first one, a lot less pressure.
Adrian R Some friends and I are doing one of the Color runs in 5 weeks. I'm not a runner... Looking for any advice on where to start. I looked at the C25K stuff. Looks like I might start there, but any other help would be great. Thanks
Claire W Tomorrow start training for my first 5k. Have been running for two months now and have completed total beginners program. Can run for 10 minutes straight (at slow pace) and looking forward to building this up. Will complete this before end of April :)
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!